Developing List of Potentially Relevant Innovations across 12 COVID-19 Categories
Innovations that may be ready to deploy, could be adapted for COVID-19 responses, or may inspire new much-needed solutions. TIP: Use the filters below to find specific innovations such as "COVID-19 Categories" for solutions in 1 of 12 categories or "COVID-19 Recognitions" for those identified for their COVID-19 efforts.
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        Kitkit School by EnumaUPDATED JUL 2021

        Kitkit School, a winner of the Global Learning XPRIZE, is a proven tablet-based application that engages and empowers ALL children to master foundational literacy and numeracy skills, regardless of their abilities and circumstance.
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        Education, Inclusive Education, Literacy and 7 moreSEE ALL
        Education, Inclusive Education, Literacy, Basic Education, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Literacy, Non-formal Education (OOS/ALP), Pre-primary/Pre-school/ECD Education, Refugees, TechnologySEE LESS
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        Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda and 2 moreSEE ALL
        Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, BangladeshSEE LESS
        TO DATE$8,284,576 Funds Raised
        Education
          

        Benetech's Bookshare Initiative: Accessible digital library for people with reading barriersUPDATED JUL 2021

        Benetech's Bookshare platform is the world's largest accessible digital library for people with reading barriers such as blindness, low vision, dysylexia, or cerebral palsy.
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        Education, Inclusive Education, Workforce Development
        Education, Inclusive Education, Workforce DevelopmentSEE LESS
        TO DATE$1,108,995 Funds Raised
        Education
          
        Global Innovation Exchange
          

        Bloom UPDATED JUN 2021

        Let's grow a library! The free Bloom easy book creation software is the only tool available for creating linguistically-correct decodable and leveled reading materials. Bloom enables local experts in all language communities to grow libraries. The Bloom Library now offers a growing collection of COVID-19 books available to be adapted and translated into new languages. https://bloomlibrary.org/COVID19
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        Basic Education, Digital Development, Literacy and 3 moreSEE ALL
        Basic Education, Digital Development, Literacy, Crowdsourcing and Open Source, Inclusion, Inclusive EducationSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Uganda, Papua New Guinea, Ethiopia and 14 moreSEE ALL
        Uganda, Papua New Guinea, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Haiti, Philippines, Nigeria, Nepal, Mozambique, Indonesia, Guatemala, Rwanda, Myanmar, Afghanistan, Senegal, Ghana, MadagascarSEE LESS
        TO DATE$100,000 Funds Raised
        Education
          

        ThinkZoneUPDATED JUN 2021

        ThinkZone works towards improving the learning outcomes of children from under-resourced communities. We use data-driven mobile and voice/SMS-based technology to enable educators and parents to implement activity-based teaching methodology.
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        Education, Pre-primary/Pre-school/ECD Education, Teacher Development and Training and 13 moreSEE ALL
        Education, Pre-primary/Pre-school/ECD Education, Teacher Development and Training, Basic Education, Data/Analytics, Digital Development, Economic Empowerment, Emerging Adulthood (20-24), Entrepreneurship, Gender Equity, Literacy, Mentoring/Coaching, Parent & Family Engagement, Public-Private Partnerships, Technology, Youth Engagement and ContributionSEE LESS
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        India
        Education
          

        Eneza EducationUPDATED MAY 2021

        Spreading Education Everwhere
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        Entrepreneurship, Human Centered Design, Refugees and 4 moreSEE ALL
        Entrepreneurship, Human Centered Design, Refugees, Data/Analytics, Education, Technology, Testing & AssessmentSEE LESS
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        Kenya, Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire
        Kenya, Ghana, Cote d'IvoireSEE LESS
        TO DATE$35,000 Funds Raised
        Education
          

        Ubongo: Edutainment Made in Africa, for AfricaUPDATED MAY 2021

        We leverage the power of entertainment, the reach of mass media and the deep insights of kid-centered design to bring fun, localized edutainment to millions of kids in Africa.
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        Cognitive Development, Communications and Media, Social Development and 3 moreSEE ALL
        Cognitive Development, Communications and Media, Social Development, Basic Education, Education, Social and Behavior ChangeSEE LESS
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        Tanzania, Rwanda, Kenya and 5 moreSEE ALL
        Tanzania, Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Nigeria, Malawi, ZambiaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$3,197,094 Funds Raised
        Education
          
        Enabling Community and Connection
          
        Vulnerable Groups
          
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        NewGlobeUPDATED MAY 2021

        NewGlobe supports visionary governments to transform public education systems, the cornerstone of a prosperous, equitable, and peaceful society. The varied NewGlobe portfolio includes several government public transformation programmes, our range of well-known Bridge community school programmes, and our Learning Collaborative.
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        Evidence & Impact, Public-Private Partnerships, Digital Development and 2 moreSEE ALL
        Evidence & Impact, Public-Private Partnerships, Digital Development, Education, TechnologySEE LESS
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        Kenya, India, Nigeria and 3 moreSEE ALL
        Kenya, India, Nigeria, Uganda, Liberia, ChinaSEE LESS
        Education
          
        Global Innovation Exchange
          
        Schwab Foundation
          

        KisomoUPDATED MAR 2021

        Kisomo is a data-driven platform available online and offline that makes quality and relevant secondary school education accessible to all youth in Sub-Saharan Africa. Kisomo allows students to have Fun & Engaging learning experience.
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        Inclusive Education, Secondary Education, Soft or Life Skills and 2 moreSEE ALL
        Inclusive Education, Secondary Education, Soft or Life Skills, Higher Education, Methods & LearningSEE LESS
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        Tanzania
        TanzaniaSEE LESS
        Education
          
        Global Innovation Exchange
          

        Shule Direct OrganizationUPDATED MAR 2021

        Shule Direct is leveraging existing technologies to improve access to qualified, relevant and contextual digital learning content. Our mission is to improve holistic learning outcomes for children and youth in Africa through digital technology.
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        Basic Education, Parent & Family Engagement, Secondary Education and 7 moreSEE ALL
        Basic Education, Parent & Family Engagement, Secondary Education, AI, AR/VR, Education, Inclusion, Inclusive Education, Soft or Life Skills, Teacher Development and TrainingSEE LESS
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        Tanzania, Kenya
        Tanzania, KenyaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$571,220 Funds Raised
        Education
          
        Global Innovation Exchange
          

        Worldreader Mobile Reading Solutions UPDATED MAR 2021

        Worldreader provides affordable mobile reading solutions that support communities, schools & partners in need of cost-effective, data-rich educational resources, aiming to create digital reading environments that help improve learning outcomes, work readiness and gender equity.
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        Basic Education, Education, Pre-primary/Pre-school/ECD Education and 4 moreSEE ALL
        Basic Education, Education, Pre-primary/Pre-school/ECD Education, Data/Analytics, Literacy, Parent & Family Engagement, Teacher Development and TrainingSEE LESS
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        Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya and 6 moreSEE ALL
        Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Peru, India, United StatesSEE LESS
        TO DATE$300,000 Funds Raised
        Education
          
        Schwab Foundation
          

        Devio Early Childhood InstituteUPDATED MAR 2021

        Devio Early Childhood Institute provides innovative and capacity building training programs to upcoming and existing early childhood educators so they can support children's holistic development and learning, especially in their early years. Our work also combines advocacy and community outreach interventions that are helping to combat some systemic inequalities in global early childhood education. https://www.globalpartnership.org/blog/building-global-momentum-introduce-sign-language-early-childhood-education.
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        Education, Education Policy & Finance, Pre-primary/Pre-school/ECD Education and 7 moreSEE ALL
        Education, Education Policy & Finance, Pre-primary/Pre-school/ECD Education, Education, Extracurricular or Out-of School Activities, Methods & Learning, Pre-primary/Pre-school/ECD Education, Social and Behavior Change, Soft or Life Skills, Teacher Development and TrainingSEE LESS
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        Ghana, Kenya
        Ghana, KenyaSEE LESS
        Education
          

        KAINOafrica™UPDATED MAR 2021

        KAINO is a web and mobile app that was developed to teach children how to READ and WRITE in 1 month while at home during this lockdown where pre-primary schools have been indefinitely closed in Uganda.
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        Basic Education, Inclusive Education, Pre-primary/Pre-school/ECD Education and 2 moreSEE ALL
        Basic Education, Inclusive Education, Pre-primary/Pre-school/ECD Education, Education Policy & Finance, Non-formal Education (OOS/ALP)SEE LESS
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        Uganda
        UgandaSEE LESS
        Education
          

        WalikuUPDATED MAR 2021

        Waliku, Indonesian for “my guardian,” seeks to address education and well-being disparities among school-aged children by digitizing student attendance and facilitating triage and follow-up of high-risk absentees.
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        Education, Technology
        Education, TechnologySEE LESS
        Education
          
        Vulnerable Groups
          
        Asian Venture Philanthropy Network
          

        TotoquizUPDATED FEB 2021

        Totoquiz is a Web and Android application that enables pupils from Primary 1 to 7 in Uganda to learn and revise online
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        Basic Education, Education, Testing & Assessment
        Basic Education, Education, Testing & AssessmentSEE LESS
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        Uganda
        UgandaSEE LESS
        Education
          

        Same Language Subtitling (SLS) on TV: Lifelong reading literacy for a billion (PlanetRead & IIM-A)UPDATED JAN 2021

        Inescapable and lifelong reading literacy on TV for 1 billion viewers, including 600 million weak-readers, by marrying Same Language Subtitling (SLS) with mainstream entertainment. SLS is now broadcast policy in India. It just has to be implemented.
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        Basic Education, Communications and Media, Literacy
        Basic Education, Communications and Media, LiteracySEE LESS
        TO DATE$300,000 Funds Raised
        Education
          

        iScuelaUPDATED JAN 2021

        We focus on raising the learning levels of school going children, specially in the semi-urban and rural areas, using technology. Our Platform localised, interactive and has a unique “click-only” approach to ensure adoption and reduce learning curve.
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        Education
        EducationSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        India
        Education
          

        Amplio Talking BookUPDATED JAN 2021

        The Amplio Talking Book enables global partners to reach low-literate people in remote communities, share hours of audio content on demand, and collect usage data and user feedback.
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        All Sectors, Communication with Communities, Digital Development and 11 moreSEE ALL
        All Sectors, Communication with Communities, Digital Development, Agriculture, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Education, Gender, Health, Human Centered Design, Parent & Family Engagement, Rule of Law and Human Rights, Social and Behavior Change, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), YouthSEE LESS
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        Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda and 6 moreSEE ALL
        Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, Cameroon, Niger, Ethiopia, Somalia, Zambia, LiberiaSEE LESS
        Education
          

        StudyLabUPDATED DEC 2020

        Supporting schools and teachers improve students' performance, offline and online.
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        Data/Analytics, Secondary Education, Testing & Assessment
        Data/Analytics, Secondary Education, Testing & AssessmentSEE LESS
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        Nigeria, Ghana
        Nigeria, GhanaSEE LESS
        Education
          

        Apor appUPDATED DEC 2020

        A tool design to assist elementary and high school pupils prep at their own convenience and pace.
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        Basic Education, Inclusive Education, Methods & Learning and 1 moreSEE ALL
        Basic Education, Inclusive Education, Methods & Learning, Secondary EducationSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Ghana
        Education
          

        SHARP DigitalUPDATED NOV 2020

        We provide free mobile-based interactive courses on digital basics to South Africans who have never been connected to the Internet or are struggling to use it.
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        Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Economic Empowerment, Soft or Life Skills and 4 moreSEE ALL
        Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Economic Empowerment, Soft or Life Skills, Citizen Participation, Economic Growth and Trade, Education, School-to-Work TransitionSEE LESS
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        South Africa
        South AfricaSEE LESS
        Education
          

        Smart School (DotEdu)UPDATED NOV 2020

        Under the circumstance of coronavirus spreading around the world, the traditional in-class teaching and learning activities are greatly influenced, especially in less-developed countries. DotEdu seeks to facilitate inclusive learning opportunities for children and youth during this period of unusual educational disruption.
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        Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Education, Response Technologies and 1 moreSEE ALL
        Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Education, Response Technologies, TechnologySEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Sierra Leone
        Sierra LeoneSEE LESS
        Education
          

        Smart Kidz Club Inc.UPDATED SEP 2020

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        Education, Literacy, Technology and 2 moreSEE ALL
        Education, Literacy, Technology, Basic Education, Pre-primary/Pre-school/ECD EducationSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        United States
        United StatesSEE LESS
        Education
          

        Digital Learning by SAIDE Community LibraryUPDATED AUG 2020

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        Education, Non-formal Education (OOS/ALP), Technology
        Education, Non-formal Education (OOS/ALP), TechnologySEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Kenya
        Education
          

        The Learning Toolkit PlusUPDATED AUG 2020

        Evidence-based and evidence-proven interactive multimedia software for literacy, numeracy, inquiry, self regulation, designed to promote the development of essential educational competencies especially for those who are at risk of school failure. The software and extensive digital support materials are available to educators worldwide without charge.

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        Education, Technology, Youth
        Education, Technology, YouthSEE LESS
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        Canada, Australia, Kenya and 3 moreSEE ALL
        Canada, Australia, Kenya, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, ChinaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$2,500,000 Funds Raised
        Education
          

        Rescue Writing & Global StoryMakersUPDATED AUG 2020

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        Education, Non-formal Education (OOS/ALP), Technology
        Education, Non-formal Education (OOS/ALP), TechnologySEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        United States
        United StatesSEE LESS
        Education
          

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